Most of my jobs are about creating a fun design that is inspired by a location, or the couple’s life together, etc. but sometimes you get to create art that helps support an already amazing story. When Cathrin first came to me to talk about her save the date, she wasn’t quite sure what she wanted to do. Then her fiancé Dan chimed in and thought to use their engagement story as the basis for the save the date. Since it’s such a great story, I’ll let Cathrin tell it in her own words:
In September of 2011, Dan and I headed to Greece for a long-planned vacation. Our first stop was Athens, where we spent a few fun days sightseeing and enjoying the Athenian Riviera. Then we made our way to the incredibly beautiful island of Mykonos. On our first night, as we sat on the terrace of our hotel room watching the sunset, Dan tossed me a small red apple. At first I thought he wanted to have a snack with our wine, but then I realized the apple had a gold ribbon tied to its stem, and attached to the ribbon was the cap of a Snapple ice tea bottle (my favorite). The “Real Fact” inside the cap read:
“Real Fact #816:
In Ancient Greece, throwing an apple to a woman was considered a marriage proposal.”
When I looked back up at Dan, he was down on one knee, with a huge smile on his face and a very sparkly ring in his hand. He asked me to spend the rest of my life with him, and of course I said yes!
So. Freaking. Clever. The best part was Dan’s Grandmother found the Snapple cap and gave it to him a few weeks before the trip. It was all meant to be. For these save the dates, I kept the design very simple. I illustrated the apple so it almost felt like torn tissue paper with rough edges. We replicated the Snapple cap and tied it on the apple card with bakers twine. Since all their friends and family knew the story, everyone appreciated the quirkiness of the design. Thanks for sharing guys!